Five killed, 10 injured in Nandi road accident


Wreckage of the 14-seater matatu after an accident at Kona Nyanyaa area along Nandi Hills ...
Wreckage of the 14-seater matatu after an accident at Kona Nyanyaa area along Nandi Hills - Kimwani Road. PHOTO| COURTESY

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Five people died and 10 others were injured on Saturday in a road accident involving a 14-seater matatu at Kona Nyanyaa area on the Nandi Hills - Kimwani Road in Nandi County.

Five people died and 10 others were injured on Saturday in a road accident involving a 14-seater matatu at Kona Nyanyaa area on the Nandi Hills – Kimwani Road in Nandi County.

The accident occurred after the driver of the 14-seater matatu lost control of the vehicle causing it veer off the road and overturn.

Confirming the incident, Kaplelmet Location Chief David Bett  said a young girl who was waiting to board a vehicle to Nandi Hills was crushed to death while the other four passengers including the driver died on the spot.

The Chief appealed to the transport authorities to install rail guards along the road to avoid such accidents. He further called erection of visible road signs and bumps.

The injured were rushed to health facilities in Nandi and Uasin Gishu Counties while bodies of the deceased were moved to Kapsabet County Referral Hospital Mortuary.

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